The BCMJ invites writing submissions from student authors, and each year awards a prize of $1000 for the best medical student submission accepted for print and online publication. Students are encouraged to submit full-length scientific articles and essay pieces for consideration.
The J.H. MacDermot Writing Award, sponsored by Doctors of BC, honors Dr John Henry MacDermot, who served as editor for 34 years (1932–1968), overseeing the publication’s transition from the Vancouver Medical Association Bulletin to the BCMJ in 1959. Dr MacDermot also served as BCMA president in 1926.
To encourage med students to take their first foray into medical writing, the BCMJ awards an additional writing prize of $250 twice per year for the best 200- to 400-word blog submission accepted for online publication.
For submission guidelines and contest deadlines, please visit https://www.bcmj.org/submit-article-award.